Ocean City Beach, United States

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Ocean City Beach, United States

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The best nostalgia trip you'll ever have

Ah, the feel of sand between your toes and the hot planks of the boardwalk under your feet; the taste of salt water taffy and the smell of vinegary fries. Getting nostalgic yet? Well, if so, an Ocean City Beach vacation rental is the one for you. With 10 miles of sandy beaches and a legendary 3-mile boardwalk sprawled along Maryland's Atlantic Coast, millions of people visit this oceanfront playground every year. It's got a wholesome, family sort of vibe, though that doesn't mean it can't get lively, especially during the high-spirited goings-on of 'senior week', usually in May/June after graduation.

Life's a beach with an Ocean City vacation rental

Grab your board shorts and bikinis, because the beach is where it's at. It's clean, family friendly and safe, thanks to the lifeguard patrols. Take it easy with a sunbathe and a swim, or ramp things up with surfing, paddleboarding or kayaking out in the bay. Fishing is popular at Ocean City Beach too, whether you're surf fishing, dropping a line off the pier, or hitting the high seas in search of a monster marlin. Come evenings, there's always something going on down at the beach, from movie screenings to concerts.

Under the boardwalk

Ocean City's boardwalk might just be even more famous than the beach itself. Stretching the better part of 3 miles, it's got food stalls selling just about any sweet or savory treat your little heart might desire. You'll also find A Ripley's Believe It or Not attraction, a museum at the old life saving station, and amusement parks including Trimper's Rides - which boasts one of the oldest operating carousels in the States. If you're looking to stray from the boardwalk and beach, how about a trip to Splash Mountain water park, or the horse racing and casino at Ocean Downs?

Turning up the heat in the Ocean Beach summer

An Ocean City Beach vacation rental has something to offer whatever the season - it just depends what kind of vacation you're angling for (quite literally, in some cases). Summers on the Atlantic Coast are hot and humid, the perfect time to strip off for a dip in the ocean. On the other hand, you can expect it to be mostly below freezing between December and February, with some snow. Winter and spring vacations are popular with fishermen, and beach regulations are also more relaxed too, meaning you can take your horse or dog down on the sands.

Surprise your eyes with sunrise skies and more besides

Ocean City Beach is set on Maryland's Atlantic coast, and once you've gorged yourself on sweet treats from the boardwalk, you'll find there's plenty to feast your eyes on as well. Sunrises on the sandy beach are pretty special, and sunsets over the bay might just be even better. And those aren't the only visual spectacles you might catch during your Ocean City Beach vacation rental. Out on the water you'll find seabirds, including osprey, and even dolphins. To stand the best chance of seeing them, you'll want to take to the waves yourself, perhaps on a guided kayak tour.